Curhan getting closer to Oregon offer

Larkspur (Calif.) Redwood offensive tackle Jake Curhan discusses his unofficial visit to Oregon and where he stands with the Ducks with only a couple of months left until he makes a decision

Over a week removed from his unofficial visit to Oregon, Larkspur (Calif.) Redwood offensive tackle Jake Curhan spoke with and shared his thoughts on the trip.

“It was awesome,” Curhan said. “I basically went up in the morning around the facilities a bit, watched practice, saw everything else we didn’t see. I mean, it was just really impressive overall. Plus I was surprised at the level of interest the coaches actually had in me.”

Curhan actually didn’t expect to enjoy the visit as much as he did and was particularly impressed with how Oregon ran their practice, calling it the most organized he’d ever seen.

“I’d seen a lot of college practices,” he said. “A lot of the Pac-12 ones too. And they move fast, but the thing with Oregon was they were just moving faster.”

Away from the football field, Curhan got a chance to walk around the Oregon campus.

“I liked the overall feel,” he said. “People riding around on bikes, walking around. It didn’t feel dead like some places do.”

At the end of the day, Curhan got a sense for where he stood with the coaching staff after breaking down his film with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood.

“He was saying how he liked a lot of things I did,” Curhan said. “Like my two-step quickness. He liked that a lot. There were a couple things, like which foot I was stepping with at certain times, small details like that, that he would want to see my fix a little bit.

“So he basically said this year he’s not going on the road because he’s going to have a hip replacement, I guess. So Coach (Joe) Bernardi is going to be coming out to my school in a couple weeks. Basically what Coach ‘Wood said was if Coach Bernardi likes what he sees enough and they’d want to give me an offer right then, then they would. But more likely, I’ll end up having to come to come to camp.”

Curhan said that if the offer doesn’t materialize next month during his evaluation, he would take another unofficial to Oregon to work with Coach Greatwood in order to earn the offer. If he does pick one up, he commented on where it would rank with his current offers, which includes a newly awarded one from Fresno State on Tuesday.

“I haven’t really released how I feel about my offers right now,” he said. “It would be near the top. Near right at the top with one or two other schools that have offered me so far.”

In addition to Oregon, Curhan expects Arizona State, Vanderbilt, UCLA and several others to come evaluate him next month. He intends to make a decision before the end of June.

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